engaging the visitors in a sales pitch that could be considered SPAM.
Send electronic messages to target people in the chat room that would be interested in your products or services. Start a conversation with them. After a few moments indirectly
bring your sales pitch into the conversation. This is a great way to do one-on-one selling electronically. Do not directly SPAM them with your messages.
Just having a chat room on your Web site can create an online community and bring visitors to your Web site. Host a free online seminar in your chat room about a subject of your expertise. Use a chat room to meet with current customers if they have any questions or problems. Regularly schedule free events in your chat room. Schedule experts to speak in your chat room.
Host other people's chat rooms as an expert. Charge for doing this to earn extra money or just do it for free to gain publicity. Make sure your spelling and grammar is correct when chatting, so people understand what you are typing. Use some chat room emotions and acronyms to help people understand you're typing.
Use " :D " to show your laughing
Use " :) " to show you are smiling
Use " BTW " which means "by the way"
Use " FAQ " which means "frequently asked questions"
Use " IMHO " which means "in my humble opinion"
Use " LOL " which means "laughing out loud"
Use " TU " which means "thank you"
Marketing your products or services in chat rooms is a more personal way to gain new customers. Prospects are actually communicating with you instead of reading your ad.
You may even make a few friends along the way.
Quote of the Day:
"It's hard to tell our bad luck from our good luck sometimes. And most of us have wept copious tears oversomeone or something when if we'd understood the situation better we might have celebrated our good fortune instead."
-- Merle Shain